Vauxhall, Wolmer's clash atop Manning Cup Group G
WAITE...this is our home game at Mico and it is a good surface, so we are expecting a competitive game.

Vauxhall and former champions Wolmer's will clash at the top of Group G in the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition at the Mico University College today at 3:30 pm.

Vauxhall, who have not qualified for the second round of the competition in the last three seasons, lead the group with four points from two matches.

They are one point ahead of Wolmer's who have a game in hand.

They are followed by St Jago on three, who also have a game in hand, Ascot on one, and Donald Quarrie and Papine who are both on zero.

Vauxhall will enter today's encounter full of confidence having defeated Papine 3-1 in their last game on Saturday.

Vauxhall coach Jevonnie Coblin says they have nothing to fear from their opponents and they will be going out to play good football.

"It will be a game of huge magnitude and we are looking forward to competing against a very good Wolmer's team who is well coached by Jerome Waite," Coblin said. "It is going to be a nice test for our boys to see where we are at now and how we can compete against one of the better teams in the Manning Cup competition.

"We are very humbled about what we have been doing and we are very happy that we got a win last Saturday and this is a booster for the boys in terms of motivation for the remainder of the competition."

Wolmer's, who are one of the main contenders for the Manning Cup title this season, are coming off a 6-3 victory over Donald Quarrie in their opening game of the season.

Waite said today's match is crucial and they will be taking a confident approach.

"Based on how Vauxhall is playing right now, I have not seen them but it means that they are handling themselves fairly well, and the fact they are doing so well so far, it means that we have to come prepared to play," Waite said.

"This is our home game at Mico and it is a good surface so we are expecting a competitive game. But it is a game that we will have to win to stay in contention for the next round of the competition."

Waite says that Wolmer's still have work to do before they hit top gear in the competition but he is optimistic that they will put on a good showing.

Today's games:

St Jago v Donald Quarrie

Papine v Ascot

Waterford v Jose Marti

St George's College v Ardenne

Campion College v Pembroke Hall

Haile Selassie v Jonathan Grant

Eltham v Dunoon

Denham Town v Greater Portmore

Kingston Technical v Tivoli

*All matches start at 3:30 pm.

BY ROBERT BAILEY Staff reporter

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